ANDY FIGHTS BACK TO WIN: The Bulldogs rallied late to knock off Geneva

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Andalusia Bulldogs back for a 10-9 victory over the Geneva Panthers in the opening round of the 2019 Butch Youmans Spring Break Tournament on Monday in Opp.

Ayden Amis got the start the mound and got the first batter to fly out to center field where Caleb Blackston made a diving catch.

The Panthers then used a pair of hits and an error to take an early 3-0 lead.

Gill Morgan led off the bottom of the first inning with a double off of the fence in left field.

Jacob Cravey followed with a single that scored G. Morgan with ease.

Chip Morgan drew a one-out walk, but the Bulldogs were unable to move him past first.

After one inning of play, Andalusia trailed 3-1.

Geneva got a leadoff single to start the top of the second inning before Amis got the next batter to ground out and then picked up a strikeout for the second out.

The Panthers then got a two-out base hit that allowed them to go up 4-1.

In the bottom of the second inning, Blackston stared the Bulldogs off with an infield single.

Amis followed with a single and then a single from G. Morgan loaded the bases.

Cravey came through with a sacrifice fly to make the score 4-2.

In the top of the fourth inning, the Panthers broke through for four runs to go up 8-2.

Amis drove in a run in the bottom of the fourth and an RBI from G. Morgan made it 8-4 after four innings of play.

The Bulldogs surged with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 9-8 lead.

Geneva tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning.

In the final frame, Cravey came in to score the winning run on a bases loaded knock from Garrett Davis.

“I wasn’t very pleased with the dugout early in the game,” Andalusia head coach Tyler Dent said. “It’s like it took something happening in the game to give us some life. We can’t be like that. Ayden competed on the mound. Hats off to Geneva. They barreled a lot of balls up. They had 12 hits and we had 14 hits. They kicked it around, we kicked it around and we were just fortunate to score the last run. We were down 8-2 and that says a lot about our kids coming back right there and finding a way to score runs. Just fortunate enough to get that one for sure.”